Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE reported a record-breaking month for July 2015 after handling more than two million passengers for the first time in its history.
A total of 2,100,929 passengers used the airport in July 2015 compared with 1,703,995 in the same month of 2014, an increase of 23.3%. Abu Dhabi Airport also broke another record for the same period as 1,113,108 passengers departed from the airport, the first time this has happened in a single month.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “We are proud to have passed not one but two significant milestones in a single month, with the total number of passengers reaching two million for the first time in Abu Dhabi International Airport’s history and recorded departures of more than one million.
“The rate at which passenger numbers are increasing year on year continues to follow an upward trend. The figures in July 2015 were boosted by Ramadan and the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as well as the summer holiday season.
“Throughout the year, and in particular at these busy times, we aim to ensure that standards of service, safety and security, remain consistently high, helping us achieve our vision to become the world’s leading airports group. The Midfield Terminal Building, which is being built to meet this increasing growth, continues to progress, and as each day passes the project resembles more closely what it will look like once completed.”